up and down something

up and down (something)

All over or across something or some place; the length and breadth of something or some place. The recession brought people up and down the country into severe financial constraints. I searched up and down the street, but I can't find my keys anywhere. I don't know where else I could have dropped them, though.
See also: and, down, up

up and down something

all over something; everywhere in a place: People up and down the country are giving money to the earthquake appeal.
See also: and, down, something, up